Press Releases

The Passing of Jill Thorn, Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair

May 01, 2012


Contact: Trent Lutz, Executive Director director [at] dpo [dot] org (503) 239-8625

PORTLAND, Oregon (May 1, 2012) – 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jill Thorn, Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair.

Jill served as the Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon since 2007.  She was also Chair of the Clackamas County Democrats from 2000-2012, and Chair of multiple committees of the state party.  She was a member of the City Council and became a three term Mayor of West Linn, Oregon.

Democratic Party of Oregon Chair, Meredith Wood Smith stated, “Jill exemplified what it is to be an active and engaged citizen.  She led with quiet strength and heartfelt convictions. The entire Democratic Party, Clackamas County and the community of West Linn will miss Jill’s leadership and participation.”  

Jill is survived by her husband Bob, her sons, Richard, Jason, Robert and Christopher.

In lieu of flowers they ask that contributions be given to the American Cancer Society at
; 1-800-237-2345

Condolences may be sent to:

The Thorn Family

2380 Valley View Dr.

West Linn, OR 97068-1439

Funeral Service:
May 2nd, 2012

3:00 PM
Canby Zion Memorial Cemetery

2010 Township Rd.

Canby, Oregon  97013

Memorial Service:

May 5th, 2012


West Linn Senior Center

1180 Rosemont Road

West Linn, Oregon 97068